Tycho / Epoch
Album: Epoch   Collection:General
Artist:Tycho   Added:Oct 2016
Label:Ghostly International  

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Album Review
R.O.Y. G. B.I.V.
Reviewed 2016-11-05
Tycho – Epoch
Downtempo Electronica/Ambient/Post Rock [NO FCCs]
RIYL: Boards of Canada, Ulrich Schnauss, Neon Indian, Brian Eno
The fourth LP of the Bay Area bedroom production-turned-band. A really distinctively warm, sweet sound, with gauzy analogue synth soundscapes. Straddles the line between chillwave and post rock – a good balance between their last two albums. 4,6,7&11 are great!
*1. "Glider" [4:53] [slow fadeout]
Anticipatory, like a sunrise; driving drum riff
2. "Horizon" [4:09] [semi-sudden stop]
Swelling synths, guitar melody, unintelligible vocal samples, less prominent drums
3. "Slack" [4:11] [sudden stop]
Pulsating synths interspersed with post-rock guitar, bursts of melodic phrases
4. "Receiver" [4:15] [moderate fadeout]
Warm and cozy, downtempo, textural drums/drum machine
5. "Epoch” [5:45] [moderate fadeout]
Expansive, not very melodic, subtle house beat, mostly synths ad drums
*6. "Division" [3:58] [sudden stop]
Prominent (bass) guitar and drums with warm synths, breaks out into some bright post rock moments – tells a story
*7. "Source" [4:18] [moderate fadeout]
Great drum fills, stop-and-start reverby guitars, relatively sparse in texture for the album
8. "Local" [2:53] [long fadeout]
Spacey with an ever-so-slightly abrasive (for Tycho) guitar melody, low pass filter sweeps
9. "Rings" [4:08] [moderate fadeout]
Underwater feel, faster tempo drums glues a lot of synths lines that bubble in and out
10. "Continuum" [1:44] [long fadeout]
A warm, somewhat directionless interlude, understated
*11. "Field” [2:40] [sudden stop]
Strummed guitar, laid back, guitar melody that melts into the synths, lush

Track Listing
1. Glider   6. Division
2. Horizon   7. Source
3. Slack   8. Local
4. Receiver   9. Rings
5. Epoch   10. Continuum
  11. Field